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Escanaba Daily Press (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Escanaba, MichiganPopular Point Whitefish Point full of maritime history. Daily press weekend edition sunday partly Cloudy 76/61 weather today sunny 79/59 saturday sunday july 11-12, 2015 Escanaba Mich. $1 Page 1c great outdoors local scouts heading to Camp Hiawatha. Page 6a medical development stocks for the week nose 10.90 Nash a 11.51 see Page 8a could insulin pills prevent diabetes Page 1c vol. 107 no. 104 Good morning Elaine a. Oman thank you for subscribing to the daily press d eath s business 8aclassified 4-6b Church 2-3c comics 1d,4d Community 2-3a,5a,9a fun 2d health 4c kid stuff 4d lifestyles 6-7a Lascar 7b opinion 4a obituaries 5a sports 1-3b,8b stocks 8a weather 2a world National 10a, in is d e police seek help solving robbery by Jenny Lancour Escanaba recent enhance ment of surveillance video recorded during an armed robbery at an Escanaba pharmacy a year ago reveals markings on the suspect say investigators who Are reaching out to the Public to help identify the criminal. Peoples drug store at 1208 Ludington st., was robbed at gun Point during business hours on july 9, 2014. After the robber was Given drugs he demanded the five employees working there escaped unharmed. Escanaba Public safety immediately responded to the emergency securing the building and evacuating the Block with the assistance of Delta county sheriffs department and Michigan state police. After interviewing the five employees and reviewing Security video a team of Public safety offi cers searched inside the pharmacy but did not locate the suspect described As at Large and armed and dangerous. Though police say they Are currently investigating a person of interest and have executed search warrants for phone and medical records officials continue to seek the Public cos help in identifying the Lone gunman from a recently enhanced video image. The enhanced photo shows at least two markings possibly tattoos on the Back of the neck. There appears to be another just along the Collar of the shirt on the right Side of the neck As Well but that is not con firmed stated det. It. Darin Hunter the investigating officer. The recently released image copied from the pharmacy yes surveillance video recorded during the robbery was improved by the Michigan state police Bio metrics unit and Fri digital evidence lab oratory explained Hunter. Anyone with tips on the robbery is asked to Contact Hunter at 906 786-5911 or Send a message to Escanaba Public safety is Facebook account. A $10,000 Reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Enhanced photo released of person who robbed drug store this photo was taken from a surveillance video recorded during an armed robbery at Peoples drug store in Escanaba last year. It was enhanced to show Marks on the robbers neck. Holly Richer daily press the 53rd annual . Trappers convention and outdoor expo opened Friday at the . State Fairgrounds. Above presenter les Johnson from the television show predator quest Speaks with audience members about Coyote calling during a predator Hunting demonstration Friday afternoon. The expo is open today from 9 . To 3 ., with Johnson presenting again at 1 30 Trappers convention opens in Esky by Jordan Beck Escanaba Friday marked opening Day for outdoors enthusiasts who attended the first Day of the 2015 . Trappers convention and outdoor expo. Event organizers and vendors agreed 2015s show is shaping up to be one of the Best yet in terms of attendance. We had 1,000 people through the Gates by 11 ., convention coordinator Roy Dahlgren said. Factors Dahlgren said played a role in attracting people to the expo included the presence of presenters such As predator quest Host les Johnson fridays warm weather and the fact that Escanaba was Home to the National trappers associations National convention last year. In its first few years the expo focused entirely on trapping sup plies Dahlgren said. However it has since grown to encompass a far wider variety of products. Its not just a trapping show any More Dahlgren said. One of the businesses exemplify ing this was Friendship bread owned and operated by Penny mad Dux. Maddux said 2015 was not the first time she had come to Escanaba for a trapping event. We did the National convention last year. They invited us to come Back this year Maddux said. Friendship bread offers bread in dozens of flavors Maddux said. Though the morning had been some what Low key at their Booth she expected business to Speed up later in the afternoon. Its a Little slow but not bad mad Dux said. I would imagine later today and saturday it would get busier. A More traditionally trapping Cen tric product line was offered by Mark Spencer of closer 2 North Lac. Like Maddux Spencer said he expected the show to get even busier after Normal business hours. See trappers on Page 3a Holly Richer daily press . Trappers convention and outdoor expo visitor Alicia Brunette of Marinette wis., looks at a red Fox fur at Clarks Willow tree fur Vendor Booth in the Ruth Butler building on Friday. Blight Grant to help beautify Manistique by Jordan Beck Manistique thanks to the $201,550 blight elimination pro Gram Grant recently awarded to the City by the Michigan land Bank fast track authority Manistique will soon be a safer better looking and More tourism Friendly Community according to City officials. According to a press release issued by the Michigan state hous ing development program which funds the Grant with Money from Michigan nos Home ownership Protection fund Manistique is one of 19 communities which has received Money from this Grant in 2015. The Cit yes application emphasized the positive Impact the Grant could have on Manistique especially in the aftermath of future Mark Manis to ques closure earlier this year. With the recent closure of the future Mark paper Mill in March 2015 eliminating 150 jobs and slashing Over $200,000 from the Cit yes tax base there be a better time than now to help improve the Cit yes landscape in strategic locations where economic development potential exists the application stated. Many of the properties which will be demolished Are located along us 2, though some others Are located in residential areas of Manistique. Its very important to have that us-2 Nice City manager Sheila Aldrich said. Aldrich also said the project is expected to raise property values in residential areas where blighted structures will be demolished. Among the properties targeted by the Grant Are the beachcomber Motel and Riverside school. The City is planning for All of the blighted structures covered by the Grant to be demolished by the end of the summer Aldrich said. This construction season were hoping to have them All done Aldrich said. The City of Manistique will lever age Money provided by the Grant with $20,000 of their own Money. See Grant on Page 3a Kathryn june Dygert Charlotte Mich. Michael Sanders Gladstone. Page 5a

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